Monday, November 12, 2012
A preview of what's going to be discussed and voted on during Homewood's Nov. 13 village board meeting.
Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and the village trustees will meet at Homewood Village Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Homewood trustees will vote whether to spend $84,876.00 for the purchase of three new Chevrolet Caprice police cars from Miles Chevrolet. Trustees will vote to give $14,750.00 to Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Consulting Engineers for engineering services for the village's water meter replacement project. American Dance Center owners will request $54,899 through the village's Go Green Reward Program to replace the building's rooftop heating and cooling units with new, energy efficient models. William Lau, owner of 18825 Dixie Highway, is asking trustees for $93,425.97 through the Façade & Property Improvement …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A preview of what's on the agenda for Tuesday night's Homewood Village Board meeting.
Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld and the Homewood Village Board of Trustees will meet for a regular business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Sergeant Denise McGrath will be sworn into the office of deputy chief of police at the meeting. Other items on the agenda include the rejection of the water meter replacement bids the village has received and the potential approval of up to $4,507 in tax incentive funds to help repair the roof of Tres Chic Salon and Spa.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Homewood Village Trustee Anne Colton on how a commitment to biking improves our community
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Michael Marzal was sworn into office during the Oct. 9 Homewood village board meeting.
New Assistant Village Manager Michael Marzal was sworn in to office during Tuesday night's board meeting. The Tinley Park native was formerly working for the Village of Lincolnwood, but a desire to return to the South Suburbs brought him to Homewood. "I grew up out here," Marzal said. "I used to swim at (H-F) High School and play hockey at the (H-F) ice rink." Marzal received his master's degree in Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. Before Lincolnwood, he served as assistant village manager for the City of Woodstock. He foresees a smooth transition into his new role. "Operationally, I think (working for Homewood) will be similar to what I've been doing in the past." Watch the video above to see Marzal's swearing into …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Another 1,000 square feet will be added to the popular yoga business which boasts over 1,500 active members.
Homewood trustees voted in favor of awarding Reflections Yoga owner Cipriano Romero $10,000 through the Retail Enhancement Incentive Program during the Oct. 9 village meeting. The business, located at 18675 Dixie, offers beginning and advanced yoga classes, as well as yoga teacher training. Romero says increasing demand from customers and a desire for more retail space fueled the decision to invest over $11,000 out of his own pocket and the $10,000 in TIF money to build out his current studio into the adjacent southside unit. "... Mr. Romero, you (produced) one of the most thorough business plans that we ever had for a presentation for applying for TIF funds," Trustee Tom Kataras said. "I wish you the best down there with your expansion." …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A preview of what's going to be discussed and voted on during Homewood's Oct. 9 village board meeting.
Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and the village trustees will meet at Homewood Village Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. New Assistant Village Manager Michael Marzal will be sworn in to office during tonight’s meeting. Marzal received his Masters in Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. He was formerly employed as the assistant village manager for the Village of Lincolnwood and the City of Woodstock before that. Trustees will vote to renew a $19,851 contract with Homewood Disposal for the village’s three-week leaf pickup program. Trustees will vote to waive competitive bidding requirements for three new Chevrolet Caprice police interceptors from Miles Chevrolet through a state purchasing contract for $84,876…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Trustee Anne Colton reflects on the things that make Homewood, Homewood in her latest blog about community.
Monday, September 24, 2012
A preview of what's going to be discussed and voted on during Homewood's Sept. 24 village board meeting.
Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and the village trustees will meet at Homewood Village Hall on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Village President Hofeld and the village trustees will recognize Homewood Firefighter Timothy Cameron Tuesday night for 20 years of service to the Homewood Fire Department. The village board will vote whether to redistribute $50,000 from the Sewer Lining Capital Improvement Program to help pay for the painting of the Homewood water tower located at 18355 Pierce Avenue for a total of $162,900. The contract for the water tower painting will go to Maxcor, Inc. of Lockport, should the board approve the agenda item. The village of Homewood is working in conjunction with the H-F Park District to replace the roof …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
A recap of the Sept. 11 Homewood village board meeting.
Friday, September 14, 2012
A recap of the Sept. 11 Homewood village board meeting.
Homewood’s master historian Elaine Egdorf came bearing good news last Tuesday night. According to her, the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) recently opened up accreditation for municipalities over 100 years old. Egdorf said she applied for the award with the village's permission and it was dedicated last Saturday at the governor's mansion in Springfield. Homewood was the only village in the state to be honored with this award along with downstate Madison County, according to Egdorf. Egdorf also announced that, at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28, ISHS members will gather at 17800 Hasted Street for the dedication of an Illinois State Historical Society Historic Marker honoring the former Washington Park Racetrack. The once well-known racetrack was…